Dual chemistry: the best of both worlds?

GS Yuasa Battery Europe has helped to develop what it describes as ‘the world’s first container-based energy storage platform’, where lead acid and lithium-ion...

National Grid to launch two new demand side response products, calls on major power...

Demand Side Response (DSR) is breathing new life into the UK’s energy system. It offers lucrative incentives to businesses that can reduce - or...

Funding secured for KAO data centre campus

KAO Data Campus, a new £200m, 35-acre science and technology data centre campus located on the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor, has raised an extra £33m through...

Equinix and Telecity waste no time in energy efficiency audit

Equinix and Telecity were among the first organisations in the UK to complete energy efficiency audits required by the government. The Environment Agency has published...

How demand management supports security of supply

Site resilience and demand-side response are often seen in opposition. But the reverse is true – and can in fact be mutually advantageous, especially...

Battery storage firm Powervault set to smash fundraising target, plans ‘storage as a service’

Battery storage firm Powervault looks set to smash its target in its latest fund raising drive. The company seeks to raise £750,000 through crowdfunding....

Energy storage and flexibility: key to resilience in uncertain times?

While a UPS is sufficient to deal with short-term power failures, the installation of a behind-meter-battery could deliver far greater value to mission critical...

Centrica acquires leading demand response aggregator

Centrica plc has acquired REstore NV (“REstore”), one of Europe’s leading demand response aggregators, for €70 million (£62 million) in cash. Headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium,...

Socomec opens new Tesla test lab

Socomec has just opened its new, extended testing laboratory. Named 'Tesla Power Lab', the 2000 square meter facility has the resources to carry out the most comprehensive...

System volatility poised to create flexibility challenge

Growth in variable renewables will lead to greater volatility in the power system, challenging inflexible ‘baseload’ generators while creating opportunities for new sources of power, a...

Equinix to install largest deployment of fuel cells for data centres

Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data centre company, has signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between a subsidiary of Southern Company and...

The future impact of the hyperscale data centre

There will be more than 600 hyperscale data centres worldwide by 2020, which could have a beneficial impact on the cloud market,...

Engie and Macquarie invest £3m in EV battery storage firm

Engie and Macquarie Group have invested £3m in Connected Energy, a firm which uses spent battery packs from electric vehicles to create on-site energy...

UK firms paying highest power prices in Europe

UK business energy prices continue to rise faster and fall slower than other EU member states, according to latest government data. British firms are paying...

Enel X secures 218MW of demand-side response capacity

A total of 218 MW of demand-side response (DSR) capacity has been awarded to Enel X in the latest auction held by EirGrid Group (Ireland’s Transmission...

Schneider Electric and HPE collaborate on solution for micro data centres

Schneider Electric has announced it has collaborated with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on HPE Micro Datacenter. The collaboratively engineered converged infrastructure solution provides end-to-end...

Ofgem outlines Capacity Market changes

Ofgem aims to lighten the admin burden for power providers as part of its five-year review of the Capacity Market. It said the complexity...

Vertiv extends partnership with Russian data centre operator IXcellerate

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has announced at Datacloud Europe the extension of its partnership with IXcellerate. The Russian data centre provider recently launched...

Renewables will be key to Ireland’s data centre growth

Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, has released a report...

White paper answers key questions on Li-ion

A new White Paper from Schneider Electric offers a comprehensive guide to lithium-ion technologies and the capabilities associated with their deployment in UPS systems.  The...